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FOX News
Jan 14, 2013 1:00pm PST
this. the governor wants to nix the gas tax in the new trappings plan. that works out to 17 cents per gallon. the average cost of a gallon is 3.28 cents so this would 3.10 in one swoop. bob mcdonald. good to have you. what reaction have you gotten? >> it's a big and novel plan. people are still evaluating it. it's a lot of use of our general fund money and putting money into transportation. converting the gas tax, getting rid of that and converting it revenue neutral to a sales tax which grows. gas tax has been in decline because of fuel efficiency, so people are still looking at it. we had a number of major endorsements and some conservative leaders. speaker. house is patron of the bill but there is a lot of education to do because we have to fix our transportation system in virginia. >> neil: what is interesting your colleague in louisiana, bobby jindal wants to get rid of the taxes, sales tax to compensate. isn't that kind of robbing peter to pay paul. taxes have to be paid through some monies. >> let's say prudent tax policy is based on an idea that taxing consumption as opposed t
FOX News
Jan 15, 2013 1:00pm PST
with this economic reality. you know what? my constituents are going to pay for it in their taxes. what no one seems to want to talk about in the media. yes, congress will pass an emergency bill and exceed the spending cap congress voted on and then your taxes will be the makeup for that because there is no other place to get it from. >> neil: i admire your guts to stand up to the likes of chris christie, who said, quit playing games and pass the aid. you are saying, we are playing game fist we pass this kind of aid. >> chris christie is a great governor. he's right. the emergency aid nides to be there, the money that will go to the local community, which is about $17 bimmion of this $50 billion aid package. so we bailed out the fema relief insurance fund. okay? we know that that has been operating at a deficit. it's still in the red right now. this is going to prolong the agony. if we don't fix the core spending problem, we are not going to have money for another disaster. >> neil: i suspect they won't. they have taken some of the fat out. but i am talking in terms of million, not billions. >> mill
FOX News
Jan 18, 2013 1:00pm PST
is higher and i said no, it isn't. you are making that up. we are not including state taxes. neither am i am including the surtax on medicare. >> 3.8%. >> neil: and they said made that up. it's in your law, reading it to you. they swore, it's not there. you now have this dilemma in new york, you have a dilemma with the healthcare law. it's sort of like the gift that keeps giving. >> 20-page bills in plain honest english that lawmakers at the state and federal level will actually read before they vote on this them. 20 pages, framers of our constitution framed our government in 18 pages. there should be symposiums to help the reporters to do a more responsible job of covering healthcare. frankly they were somewhat come police it in the public getting bamboozled. >> neil: here is what is scary. here is what should be pushing and you should be saying. you missing the good in this. maybe other things that i am not aware of, but my point is that is a little weird? >> yes, bu where is the reporters when it comes to looking at the facts. remember the president saying skyrocketing health spending. th
FOX News
Jan 16, 2013 1:00pm PST
instrument. the economy is very weak. we need to do whatever we can to support job creation. raising taxes more than was accomplished in the last few weeks on any category of americans is not a good solution to a problem that is fundamentally a demographic problem. >> neil: you don't argue that taxes should be part of it. you argue that we got the tax part of it. let's focus on the spending part of it, right? >> we can ratchet back people in higher income brackets receive once they become eligible. that addresses that issue. what we want to do is weak economy, the last thing we would do is just that. >> neil: just showing a direction at least more fiscally sound could pay rich dividends. not only the markets will jump for joy but it would show our fiscal savvy? >> will is great concern in jobs like mine that the government has lost capacity to find solutions to relatively straightforward problems. the debate is polarized and largely dysfunctional. what you are suggesting and i agree with, any evidence that washington is capable to find sensible solutions to these issues, it would be encour
FOX News
Jan 17, 2013 1:00pm PST
to be about 5 to 7% lower, meaning those people in the exchange that needed a subsidy would take fewer tax dollars and it is also estimated that it would serve as an anchor, because there's competition, to bring down the cost of health care, even in the private sector as well. >> when is the government -- when is the government ever done that? with george bush's plan, you were critical and had a right to be for prescription drug benefit. the argument ises that it would drive down the cost of those drugs. if anything they have soared since that benefit came in because the government cannot act as a source of even buying in bulk for cutting prices. >> that's exactly right. and in fact i'm also supportive of legislation that would allow medicare, just leak the veterans administration to negotiate with the manufacturers, the drug companies, for lower drug prices. and i guess the point is that there are -- >> it doesn't work. didn't work in the case of drug prescriptions. if you were to expand this to care, what -- >> no, no. >> what is the chance you would get more bang for the buck? >> here's
Search Results 0 to 6 of about 7 (some duplicates have been removed)